Friday, March 22, 2013

Sticks and Stones ...and half an announcement

"If I jump off the roof, there's only a 98% chance I'll break something. I'm doing it."
 Morning Readers,

It's been a busy week around the Split-level. As is the case for most households when a child flies off her bed and breaks her arm.

Oh yes, our dear Sundance, after executing a Double Sow Cow and finding a soft plastic race track to land on, became a brand new recipient of, what the nice old doctor referred to as a tiny "crinkle" in in her right arm. Not bad enough to be in a cast for weeks on end, but serious enough that we have to try desperately to keep an almost-three-year-old in a splint for two weeks.

What was that? I heard someone in the back ask what the three hardest things to accomplish in life are. Survey says:

Keeping a kid in a splint
Keeping a kid in a sling
Keeping an already injured kid from flying off the bed again

The only thing harder to accomplish with this whole ordeal is trying to explain to Sundance what's going on, which we thought we did a pretty good job at, until it came time for her to explain it to the doctor...

Doctor: How'd you get hurt?

Sundance: I fell off my bed and broke my skeleton.

Doctor: That's too bad.

Sundance: Yeah, it's under my skin.

Doctor: What is?

Sundance: My skeleton. Daddy showed it to me.

Doctor: What?

Sundance: In his book.

Doctor: ...

The above conversation was brought you by showing a toddler a picture of a skeleton on an iPad.

At any rate, the invalid is healing. The invalid is also sitting on my lap and forcing me to type this with one hand. Yay.

That's all to report from the Kellerman house, but tune in Monday for a big announcement ....because I may or may not have a book coming out. And I may or may not have a huge cover reveal. I've said too much already.

Until Next Time, Readers!

26 comments:

  1. Dude. I wish you all the luck in the world. You need it.

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  2. Yikes. I hope she feels better and heals quickly!

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    1. Thanks, Mandy! She seems to be healing pretty quick. One more week in the splint though...:)

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  3. POOR BABY!! (And that goes for both of you!!)

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    1. As long as she's ok, I'm ok. But please oh please no more trips to the ER in 2013.

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  4. Oh boy. If she's smart, she'll milk this for awhile ;)
    But you? A BOOK? Tease!

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    1. Oh, she did a great job getting ice cream out of twice in two days. She'll pull through.

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  5. When my two were little they took a turn each going to the emergency room for stitches. Of course it was always on a Sunday night, about 9 PM, and it was snowing out.

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    1. That sounds about right. If we keep this trend up, we'll always be headed to the doctor on any given holiday.

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  6. hilarious (the conversation, that is). Love that the ipad is a book. Also horrified by that. ha! xox

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    1. It's slightly horrifying to me as well. We can't get them to stop calling it a book because it has books downloaded onto it. All efforts have been futile.

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  7. I've done the toddler in a splint. Good luck and by the end of the first week it will smell like a dead animal.

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    1. That thing is already so covered in dirt and dog hair, I'm about to throw it in the trash. But I must refrain for one more week.

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  8. Oh I have been there a few times or thought we were. Last night was one of those times, but thankfully turned out Ok, but one of the days my luck is going to run out and one of my kids will be in cast, because seriously surprised it hasn't happened yet!! As for the book, can't wait to hear your announcement now and sounds very exciting!! :)

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    1. I broke my arms three times when I was younger. I really hope I'm not passing on that proud tradition. Sigh.

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  9. We just dealt with the same thing with our 8-year old. My first broken bone (and I have 4 BOYS!). It was also a "wrinkle" - the doctor's comment?? "He's only 8 - good thing he's bendy"!

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    1. "Wrinkle" must be some medical term used in real life that never makes it onto TV. My educated guess.

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  10. Boo for skeletons in slings.

    And I REALLY hope that book thing isn't just a tease!

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    1. Not a tease! And, yes, we're going to do our best to keep our skeletons safe, from now on...;)

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  11. No! I'm so sorry about Sundance's widdle skeleton! I'm sure she'll feel better when her mom announces her soon-to-be meteoric rise to the top of the best sellers' charts. ;)

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    1. I'm thinking all the candy, cookies and ice cream she's talked us into buying will do wonders for rebuilding her skeleton...LOL

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